New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 19069-19070 [E9-9497]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 79 / Monday, April 27, 2009 / Notices comment the following document identifier: File No. 14497. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Jennifer Skidmore or Kristy Beard, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant requests authorization to import two male adult captive-born bottlenose dolphins from Dolphin Quest in Hamilton, HM FX, Bermuda to The Mirage Casino-Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The applicant requests this import for the purpose of public display. The receiving facility, The Mirage, is: (1) open to the public on a regularly scheduled basis with access that is not limited or restricted other than by charging for an admission fee; (2) offers an educational program based on professionally accepted standards; and (3) holds an Exhibitor’s License, number 88–C–0074, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2131–59). In addition to determining whether the applicant meets the three public display criteria, NMFS must determine whether the applicant has demonstrated that the proposed activity is humane and does not represent any unnecessary risks to the health and welfare of marine mammals; that the proposed activity by itself, or in combination with other activities, will not likely have a significant adverse impact on the species or stock; and that the applicant’s expertise, facilities, and resources are adequate to accomplish successfully the objectives and activities stated in the application. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: April 22, 2009. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–9563 Filed 4–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:55 Apr 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 RIN: 0648–XO89 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public committee meeting. SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Crab Plan Team will meet May 11, 12, 15, 2009. Additionally, a public workshop on Alaska Crab Stock Assessments will be held May 13–14. DATES: The meetings will be held May 11–15, 2009. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held in the Traynor Room at the Alaska Fishery Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way, NE, Bldg 4, Seattle, WA. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Stram, North Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Crab Plan will begin Monday May 11 at 8:30 a.m. through Tuesday May 12. The Alaska Crab Stock Assessment Workshop will begin on May 13 at 8:30 a.m. and go through May 14. The Crab Plan team will reconvene Friday May 15 at 8:30 a.m. The Plan Team agenda includes the following: Discussion and recommendations on groundfish catch accounting for crab stock assessments; Reanalysis of the Eastern Bering Sea bottom trawl survey results; Overview of crab stock assessment, stock status, over fishing levels (OFL), plans for Center for Independent Experts review, and proposed model-based assessment tier recommendations; Pribilof Island Blue King Crab rebuilding plan alternatives; Modification of the St Matthew Habitat Conservation area; Discard rates and PSC caps for groundfish and scallop fisheries. The agenda for the Crab Stock Assessment Workshop includes discussion and evaluation of all aspects of data, methodology, and alternative approaches for assessing crab stocks. The agenda for both meeting will be posted at http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/ npfmc/. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19069 Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen, (907) 271–2809, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 22, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–9496 Filed 4–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XO90 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Herring Advisory Panel will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel, 250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801; telephone: (603) 431–2300; fax: (603) 433–5649. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the committee’s agenda are as follows: 1. Review/discuss management measures and alternatives under development in Amendment 4 to the Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP); develop related Advisory Panel comments/recommendations for Herring Committee consideration. 2. Advisory Panel discussion will focus primarily on catch monitoring alternatives and issues associated with feasibility, compliance, costs, and impacts on fishing operations; catch monitoring alternatives may include E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 19070 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 79 / Monday, April 27, 2009 / Notices measures to address/increase at-sea monitoring, measures to improve quota monitoring and reporting, and measures to establish a dockside monitoring program for the herring fishery. 3. Discussion of other issues in Amendment 4 may focus on the establishment of a process for annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs), measures to address herring vessel access to groundfish closed areas, measures to address bycatch, and measures to address interactions with the mackerel fishery. 4. Other business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 22, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–9497 Filed 4–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel (at Baltimore-Washington Airport), 7032 Elm Road, Baltimore, MD 21240; telephone: (410) 859–3300). Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. New Street, Room 2115, Dover, DE 19904; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. New Street, Room 2115, Dover, DE 19904; telephone: (302) 674– 2331, extension 19. ADDRESSES: The terms of reference for this meeting include: (1) review stock status and specify overfishing level and ABC for Atlantic mackerel and butterfish for 2010; review and comment on proposed 2010 quota specifications and management measures for Atlantic mackerel, butterfish, Loligo and Illex; (2) review and comment on report of SSC’s Subcommittee on Scientific on Uncertainty (SUN) regarding current and proposed fishing mortality control rules for MAFMC managed species; and (3) review and comment on range of issues contained in the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s annual catch limit/accountability measures (ACL/AM) Omnibus Amendment Scoping Document. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Bryan at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 674–2331 extension 18, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 22, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–9498 Filed 4–24–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 3510–22–S RIN: 0648–XO91 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:55 Apr 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 Department of the Navy Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors Department of the Navy, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The meeting will include discussions of personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public. The discussion of such information would be exempt from public disclosure as set forth in section 552b(c)(5), (6), and (7) of title 5, United States Code. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The open session of the meeting will be held on Monday, June 8, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The closed Executive Session will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD in the Bo Coppedge Room, Alumni Hall. The meeting will be handicap accessible. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Commander David S. Forman, USN, Executive Secretary to the Board of Visitors, Office of the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402–5000, telephone: 410–293–1503. This notice of meeting is provided per the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The executive session of the meeting will consist of discussions of personnel issues at the Naval Academy and internal Board of Visitors matters. The proposed closed session from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. will include a discussion of new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and nonjudicial punishments involving the Midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include but not limited to individual honor/ conduct violations within the Brigade. Discussion of such information cannot be adequately segregated from other topics, which precludes opening the executive session of this meeting to the public. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 20, 2009. A.M. Vallandingham, Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–9499 Filed 4–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 79 (Monday, April 27, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19069-19070]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9497]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XO90


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Herring 
Advisory Panel will meet to consider actions affecting New England 
fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 10 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel, 
250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801; telephone: (603) 431-2300; 
fax: (603) 433-5649.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the committee's 
agenda are as follows:
    1. Review/discuss management measures and alternatives under 
development in Amendment 4 to the Herring Fishery Management Plan 
(FMP); develop related Advisory Panel comments/recommendations for 
Herring Committee consideration.
    2. Advisory Panel discussion will focus primarily on catch 
monitoring alternatives and issues associated with feasibility, 
compliance, costs, and impacts on fishing operations; catch monitoring 
alternatives may include

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measures to address/increase at-sea monitoring, measures to improve 
quota monitoring and reporting, and measures to establish a dockside 
monitoring program for the herring fishery.
    3. Discussion of other issues in Amendment 4 may focus on the 
establishment of a process for annual catch limits (ACLs) and 
accountability measures (AMs), measures to address herring vessel 
access to groundfish closed areas, measures to address bycatch, and 
measures to address interactions with the mackerel fishery.
    4. Other business.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to 
those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues 
arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action 
under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's 
intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: April 22, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-9497 Filed 4-24-09; 8:45 am]
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